We have a very busy weekend of hurling coming up.
First up on Saturday 1st December we take on Portlaoise in the AIB Intermediate Hurling Championship Leinster Final. Throw-in is 1.45pm in Nowlan Park and we would like to wish the players and management team the best of luck and hopefully bring some more silverware back to the parish.
On Sunday our Junior B Hurlers will travel to Kileedy GAA Club in Limerick to take on Oylegate Glenbrien of Wexford in the Junior B Hurling Series Leinster Semi Final. Throw-in is 2pm and we would like to wish players and management the best of luck.
What a year for this special group of players and the club overall.
We started back in January in Ballycallan Hall with Adrian Landy putting the lads through their paces over a ten week period. We started playing football in February and won the Roinn B Football Championship beating Barrow Rangers, Glenmore and Clara in the final. Read more
In very heavy under foot conditions in Mullinavat last Saturday, GBC played the Quarter Final of the U21 Roinn B Championship. Their opponents opened the game strongly and took the GBC side by surprise with two early well taken goals. On balance Mullinavat were worthy of their one point lead at the break.
Our club was very well represented in the Junior Scór which was held in Langtons on Saturday 24th November. We had 3 acts in the competition – the Trad group of Chloe Teehan, Joanne Brennan, Robbie Tector, Frank McCluskey, Michael Tynan and Emily Tynan, The Table Quiz team of Frank McCluskey, Robbie Tector and Michael Tynan and in the Solo singing competition we had Molly Conroy. All acts performed brilliantly with 2 acts coming 1st in their category, these acts will now go forward to the Leinster competition. Big congrats to Molly Conroy winner of the Solo singing and Frank McCluskey, Robbie Tector and Michael Tynan, winners of the Table Quiz and we wish them the very best in the Leinster competition!
Best of luck to our Intermediate Hurlers who head for Kennedy Park, New Ross, tomorrow, 17th November 2018 to take on Fethard St. Mogue’s of Wexford in the Leinster Intermediate Club Semi Final. Throw-in 1.30pm, please support the lads as they try to qualify for the Leinster Final!
St Brigids Camogie Club AGM takes place on Saturday 8th December 2018 at 8.15 pm in the clubrooms. Nominations for executive can be sent to secretary Carmel Brennan, Ballycuddihy, Kilmanagh.
A guest speaker will be present on the night, Martin Murphy Kilkenny senior hurling team dietitian. It is imperative that at least one parent from each family is in attendance as a matter of courtesy to our club and to our speaker who is giving freely of his time for the benefit of our club members.
St. Brigid’s Camogie would like to inform you that the DEFIBRILLATOR currently at Mary O’Connor’s shop Kilmanagh will be moved to the external wall of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church Kilmanagh on the weekend of 17th November.
As the dust settles on what has been our biggest fundraiser to date we reflect on what an amazing community we live in. The whole parish bought into this event which was to raise funds for the development of the facilities in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh for Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club and St. Brigid’s Camogie Club. Massive effort was put in by the 10 acts who entertained us on the night and massive effort was put in by the Organising Committee who ensured everything ran so smoothly on the night. A special thanks to Tracy Millea who pushed this idea from the very start and could foresee that it would be a winner. We will have a more detailed report and some more photos in the coming days but for now a massive well done and thanks to anyone who helped with or supported this event in any way!
Funeral Arrangements for the late David Boland, Harristown, Nurney, Co.Kildare (nephew of Pat Boland). Reposing at his home from 2 to 8pm on Wednesday, followed by the rosary. Requiem Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Nurney, on Thursday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in St Brigid’s Cemetery,Nurney.
May he Rest In Peace.
As there has been reams written about our final in the local newspapers and spoken about on local radio, it is perhaps best to leave it to pictures to see what this famous victory has meant to both club and parish. To each and every one of the players and management team we salute you as worthy champions!! Last year’s defeat in the final only served to strengthen your resolve and promises made by you at the 2017 home-coming have undeniably been fulfilled! What happened on Sunday 28th October 2018 had to be seen to be believed! The journey has only begun for this group of young and (young at heart) players!!! The Leinster Campaign beckons and the journey continues for Kilkenny’s newest recruits to the Senior ranks.!!